Can you believe we’re already in back-to-school mode? Shopping for clothes, picking up protractors and mechanical pencils and graph paper, taking the kids in for sports physicals – where did the dog days of summer go?
But it’s all for a good cause. Education is an investment in the future, not only for our young people but for us as well. We need capable hands to take the baton and that comes with preparing them well now.
And not all of those lessons happen in the classroom. While our school systems are incorporating water issues into their curricula, there’s much more we can do in the industry and as parents to build their awareness of what lies ahead. We know, one more thing to add to the list! But it’s well worth the effort.
Check us out!
Did you know that we offer plant tours at the Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility, where we treat 50 to 60 million gallons of wastewater a day? It’s something to see and drives home the importance of watching what you flush down the drain! The tours, offered to visitors 12 and older, are available between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Call the CVWRF at 801-973-9100 to schedule your tour.
The bigger picture
The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium uses an interactive system to not only introduce Utah’s natural water system but give visitors a chance to see for themselves the effect their actions have on it. There’s nothing like a fishhead-count to remind you to turn your prescription drugs over to an approved disposal site.
Bringing it home
More than anything you say to your kids about being good stewards of Utah’s water resources, it is what you do that will stick with them. How about volunteering together for an afternoon of gathering samples in Brigham Young University’s citizen scientist program? Start a compost heap in your backyard, making use of the food you might have sent through disposal before. As a family, explore and support a group providing water and clean sanitation in a third-world country.